Top-10 prospect Lance Stephenson put his name in the New York State record book, passing Sebastian Telfair as the state's all-time scoring leader on Sunday. On the recruiting front the New York Lincoln star has a couple new schools in his top five list as he heads toward an official visit to Kansas.
UCLA and Wake Forest now join Kansas, St. John's and Maryland on Stephenson's school list. According to Stephenson, he will visit both UCLA and Wake Forest after the season.
This weekend Kansas will try to make a favorable impression on Stephenson like Maryland did when Stephenson visited College Park, Md.
"I had fun down in Maryland," Stephenson said. "I had a chance to meet the coach and the players. They play up and down and that's the way I like it. Coach [Gary] Williams said he wanted to use me as a go-to player."
Stephenson has also spent time on the St. John's campus in an unofficial capacity.
Sunday was a big day for the physical wing scorer. Along with breaking Telfair's state scoring record, Stephenson's Lincoln squad beat Jefferson High School 81-61 for the PSAL Brooklyn Championship. Stephenson made it clear that his focus was on getting a championship and not the record.
"I wasn't thinking about the record," said Stephenson, who now has 2,808 points in his career. "I was focused on just playing my game and getting a city championship. Now we start the real playoffs. We're playing well and have a chance to win the state."
Stephenson is the No. 9-ranked prospect in the Rivals150.